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The infrastructure bill invests $7.5 billion into the national buildout of fast chargers to make traveling in an electric vehicle easier. These chargers will be placed strategically along highways and transportation corridors under networks like Electrify America (pictured) and EVgo.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law

Jasmine Lafita, Online Editor January 13, 2022

On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act, enacting the bill, which has been compared to historical relief packages, into law. The bill...

The project will be completed in multiple phases. In phase two of the project, renovations began on the mall’s center court.

Hawthorn Mall redevelopment project takes shape

Alex Clark, Staff Member December 3, 2021

The Hawthorn Mall, located at Milwaukee Ave. and Rte. 60 in nearby Vernon Hills, is undergoing significant changes in order to modernize the existing building and add new experiences to compete with the...

Illinois General Assembly passes Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

Illinois General Assembly passes Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

Jasmine Lafita, Online Editor December 3, 2021

On Sep. 13, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), described by House Speaker Emmanuel “Chris” Welch as “monumental.” The bill puts Illinois on...

Windows in the cafeteria and library were decorated to celebrate the week. Students decorated the school with red paint and streamers on Saturday, Oct. 23, in order to show their support for alcohol and drug awareness as well as spread the word about the event.

LHS celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Jade Foo, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

The week of Monday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 29, LHS celebrated Red Ribbon Week, an annual awareness campaign for alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse prevention. Throughout the week there were many...

The Field House, with its new look, is ready to host practices.

New Field House construction nearly complete

Andrew Brooks, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The construction on the Field House has progressed to the phase that allows for partial occupancy. Construction will continue during the school day but high school athletic practices are now permitted...

The last and final song was a rendition of “The Skeleton Dance” from Silly Symphony. The symphony orchestra played the music to the video as it was playing.

LHS orchestra performs at the Fright Night concert

Alex Clark, Staff Member October 16, 2021

On October 14, 2021, all levels of orchestra, directed and conducted by Jeremy Marino, participated in their Fright Night concert to celebrate Halloween with students and parents. Festive songs were played...

The Dairy Dream store, located just down the street from Libertyville High School, has earned a special place in the hearts of residents.

Dairy Dream: Sixty Years of Soft Serve

Jack Birmingham, Staff Member October 15, 2021

Dairy Dream, a family-owned and family-run establishment, has served as an iconic spot in Libertyville since 1961. It is known not only for its 28 delicious flavors of ice cream, but also for the place...

Bus schedule changes have been ongoing since the start of the school year, which have been due to factors such as fewer bus drivers, COVID-19, heightened license requirements, and more.

LHS Experiencing a Lack of Bus Drivers

Natalie Isberg, Copy Editor October 14, 2021

Libertyville High School and the surrounding Lake County area is experiencing a severe lack of bus drivers for their bus routes. The issue has been causing delays in bus arrivals and departures, which...

The currently dull, empty space of the Field House will soon be floored with the new Mondo surface.

Field House improvements underway

Andrew Brooks, Sports Editor October 14, 2021

Libertyville High School recently made the decision to redo the Field House, the all-purpose gym space used for most of the school’s sports and physical education classes. Construction on the Field House...

Kayla Talerico lunges for the flag of her opponent, Arielle Mendoza.

Senior girls rock the field during the Powder Puff game

Eva Fahrenkrog, Staff Member October 1, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29th, the senior girls participated in the Powder Puff Flag Football game as part of the homecoming festivities. The girls were split into two teams, orange and black, with the...

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